Matt Rae Guitarist

Matt's Mom was a guitar teacher and he began "noodling around" on her acoustic guitar when he was 6 years old. He hasn't missed a day of practice since!

He began taking lessons with Arlen Roth in 1997 and a year later was asked to join Arlen's band, where he played until 2013.

He has recorded 5 solo CDs, all receiving glowing reviews from Guitar Player, Vintage Guitar, and 20th Century Guitar.

Matt was named a Guitar Hero by Guitar Player magazine in 2005, and Gold Coast named him one of Connecticut's best guitarists. 

He has also recorded with Forrest Lee Jr, Tim Wallas, Roxy Perry, Arlen Roth, and Levon Helm.

Matt has performed with Sonny Landreth, Matt Schofield, Redd Volkaert, Commander Cody, Johnny Winter, and was fortunate enough to perform with Levon Helm at a Midnight Ramble before his passing.

Matt keeps busy as a guitar teacher in the Connecticut area and on Skype, and has published an instructional DVD titled Chicken Pickin' Jazz. He has also participated in a number of guitar clinics which has further fueled his desire to teach and pass along what other guitar greats have shared with him.